Diana Gabaldon


Books that take this time-traveling author across continents and decades.



Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon's fiction isn't easy to pin down. Spanning decades and continents, her best-selling Outlander series tells the tale of an impossible romance between 20th century British nurse Claire Randall and 18th century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser. In her most recent book, The Exile, Gabaldon develops the idiosyncratic world of her fiction into graphic novel form. Responding to Guest Books, Diana Gabaldon wrote, "What I like are books that are complex, vivid, and unique." Here are three of her favorites.


Books by Diana Gabaldon




The Knife Man

By Wendy Moore


"This immensely entertaining and well-researched biography is the story of John Hunter, one of the founders of modern medicine, and a first-class nut. Renowned as a genius and reviled as a body-snatcher, Doctor Hunter was one of the most colorful characters of the eighteenth century--a time not lacking in such people."




Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez


"Magic realism, long river voyages, prose you can sink into like an inner-tube and drift downstream. One of the less-likely but most appealing romances you're likely to encounter."







Haunting Bombay

By Shilpa Agarwal


"A book that exists on multiple levels, inviting you into death and mystery, into the heart of a family, and into the tantalizing, aromatic swirl of another culture. Beautiful, lyrical, and genuinely haunting."


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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.


When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).